German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AP/Michael Sohn) (AP/Michael Sohn)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced Iran’s blatant violations of UN regulations and a recent German intel report highlighted the fact that Iran continues to seek illegal nuclear technology.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Iran is violating United Nations Security Council (UNSC) regulations concerning its ballistic missile program.

During remarks to the German Bundestag, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Iran “continued unabated to develop its rocket program in conflict with the relevant provisions of the UN Security Council,” the Jerusalem Post reported.

The statement by the German leader comes following a report by the country’s intelligence agency, The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the German equivalent to the FBI, that said Iran continued to seek illegal nuclear technology in 2015.

Iran’s “illegal proliferation-sensitive procurement activities in Germany registered by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution persisted in 2015 at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level. This holds true in particular with regard to items which can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” the report said.

Additionally, the reported noted “a further increase in the already considerable procurement efforts in connection with Iran’s ambitious missile technology program which could, among other things, potentially serve to deliver nuclear weapons. Against this backdrop it is safe to expect that Iran will continue it sensitive procurement activities in Germany using clandestine methods to achieve its objectives.”

The report stated that Iran made at least nine attempts to acquire technology that could be used for nuclear arms development, according to Israel’s i24 News.

“It is safe to expect that Iran will continue its intensive procurement activities in Germany using clandestine methods to achieve its objectives,” the report read.

By: JNS.org and United with Israel Staff